The terrorist bombing in Manchester motivated me to repost this!
(And although I grew up “Down Under” I was born in Wigan )
I cannot subjectively understand why someone would do this! Objectively I understand how people are “brainwashed” by religion.
I studied religion as an elective at uni in the 1970’s and noticed that the Koran is so like the Old Testament!
Say religion: say fascism!
Karl Marx said : “Religion is the opiate of the masses”– If people believe that they will be rewarded in an afterlife or that “god” decreed something – they are not likely to rebel in order to change things: The kings of old said they ruled by the will of the gods and were descended from same.
Religion was/is a way to control the masses.
We do not have some omnipotent being to please or displease Some one who will punish us if we are bad and reward us for being good. I obviously don’t believe in hell! Nor do I believe in karma. (The word actually translates to “work”) If we believe god or karma will change injustice then we wont try to do this ourselves!
It was only at the beginning of my 65th year that I admitted to myself that I did not believe in a God. I spent the greater part of my life looking for my spiritual home. Wicca suited me because we respect the planet and the earth as our Mother. Well, we did when I first started. Now that it is so popular, I think most “wanna bees” are only interested in spells and being different.
I have been trying to understand the nature of reality since I was seven years old. I have had a few theories since then. In the 1990’s I used the analogy of us living in a virtual reality and of course when “The Matrix” came to the screen so many people recommended it. The Matrix was/is a creatively brilliant movie with subtle satire.
In recent years I have theorised that it has something to do with time being a dimension and linear time an illusion?
I was in Women’s lib; Animal lib; Greenpeace; Trees for Life– all in an attempt to make this a better world – Women’s lib has gone to the extreme where men now need liberating! The other organisations have become impotent bureaucracies that support the protestant ethic.
I am still a vegetarian and still care about all life forms
I now realize I can only help in the microcosm of my own little home.
Humans use religion to justify not implementing zero population growth. I cannot understand why humans do not see that because there are way too many of us we take the homes and food sources away from other life forms and these other life forms eventually become extinct. Western religion claims to care about animals but supports a meat industry and drug companies that mistreat animals on the excuse that humans are more important.
If we credit some “Being” as having created this reality; this “Being” would have to be a sadistic psychopath (and a misogynist). Every creature has to deprive some life form of its existence in order to survive. ( Its called eating) But also just breathing kills other life forms! As we breathe in micro-organisms.
I believe everything that exists has a consciousness: And because of my clairvoyant experiences I believe everything survives beyond physical death.
Here endeth the lesson.
Knowing that there are ads on my blog I am adding one of my own.
In primary school the class was asked to write an essay entitled “My Wish”
I wrote that I wished people would care more about looking after nature and the planet than money.
Seeing that this is never going to happen in my life time or possibly ever!
I wrote this short story for myself and as sympathetic magick.
It is $2.99 ( $3.99 Australian) and you can read a sample for free..
Thankyou to those who have already purchased this.